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Retreats at The Barn - stay in kindly community


Visit our popular and acclaimed retreat centre in the Buddhist tradition, set in the stunning and peaceful River Dart valley.

Stay in single, comfortable rooms in a friendly atmosphere of fellowship, sit together for meditations three times daily, work in our organic gardens and explore the wonder of the Sharpham Estate. Explore the range of retreats below.

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The Barn Retreat

The Barn Retreat is our popular 6-night retreat that begins every Sunday throughout the year.

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The Barn Retreat with extra silence

October 28-November 3 - A version of our regular 6-night meditation retreat at The Barn, with extra periods of silence for quiet contemplation.

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Teacher-led: with Jenny Wilks

October 14-20 - The Boundless Heart: Awakening through kindness, compassion, joy & ease.

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Teacher-led: The Joyful Path

December 2-8 - Learn how to bring more joy into your life on this zestful retreat with Ramiro Ortega.

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Teacher-led: with Gavin Milne

November 11-17 - Exploring a wholehearted living of Buddhist practice embracing all aspects of our unfolding life, led by Gavin Milne.

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Give back to The Barn - work retreat

Sept 9-15 & Feb 10-16 - Join us for working and practising in community for our biannual work retreat at the Barn.

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3-night Barn retreat

December 16-19. A short version of our regular meditation retreat at The Barn.

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Spend Christmas at The Barn

December 22-28 - Experience the peace of the Barn Retreat over Christmas with 6 nights of simplicity centred on meditation in the Buddhist tradition.

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Spend New Year at The Barn

Experience the peace of the Barn Retreat as you see in a New Year on a meditation retreat.

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Solitary retreats in The Kuti

We offer the opportunity for a solitary, silent, and self-sufficient retreat.

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Teacher-led: Deep Rest with Suvaco

January 20-26 - In this retreat, you'll explore lying-down meditation, deep embodiment & letting go of grasping at a sense of self.

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Teacher-led: Liberation through a different…

Apr 14-20. If you can change your view of life, you can affect your life, says this radical retreat, led by Mark Ovland.

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Teacher-led: Earth In Mind with Rupert Marques

July 7-13. This retreat connects mindfulness and The Dharma with the natural world, when the world urgently needs our care.

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If you would like to know more about the information on this page, please contact:

Name: Barn Manager
Tel: 01803 732661
Email: [email protected]
Address: The Barn Retreat, Lower Sharpham Barton, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon, UK, TQ9 7DX